For a casual Thai meal, head to celebrity chef David Thompson's Long Chim in Marina Bay Sands which marries upscale finishings with vibrant Bangkok street vibes. The set lunch ($25 for two courses, $30 for three courses, including a drink) is an affordable way to enjoy a taste of his cooking; better yet, gather a few friends so you can order more and try a little of everything! Burppler Muriel A is full of praise for the starter of miang prawn, where betel leaves are stuffed with dried prawns, nuts and loads of aromatics. She also declared the main dish of kanom jin noodle with mash prawn curry to be the highlight of her meal. Expect a rich and punchy coconut milk and turmeric curry, beautifully balanced with lemongrass and ginger. Listen to her when she says: "Pluck the basil leaves, mix that heavenly sauce with the chopped snake beans, pickled celery, bean sprouts and rice noodles thoroughly, then slurp, slurp, slurp!" Note that dishes here are heavily seasoned and will appeal to those who prefer punchy flavours.
Avg price: $25 per person
Photo by Burppler Muriel A
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